Mr Ali Bajwa
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MRCSEd, MSc Orth, MPhil (Cantab), DSEM (Uk & I), MFSEM (UK), FRCS Tr & Orth (Ed)
I am a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, who exclusively performs hip and knee surgery, with particular interest in sports injury and arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). I completed my basic surgical and specialist training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Deanery, where I was awarded the Kreibich Prize. I had a fellowship in orthopaedic and trauma surgery presented to me by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I also hold a master's degree in orthopaedics. In addition, I hold MPhil Degree from the University of Cambridge where I read at the Darwin College.
Following completion of specialist training, I undertook two fellowships at distinguished centres of excellence. The first fellowship was with Mr Richard Villar in hip arthroscopy in London, UK, where I learned pioneering techniques in hip preservation surgery. The second fellowship was at an Orthopaedic Centre in Adelaide, Australia, which is world-renowned for knee and hip arthroscopy treatment, sports injury and joint replacement. On my return, I took up a NHS consultant post at the James Cook University Hospital, Teesside, before joining the Richard Villar Practice, a full-time independent practice.
I perform major knee ligament reconstructions, such as anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL), hip arthroscopy, femeroacetabular impingement (FAI), joint preservation, cartilage regeneration and dealing with tendon degeneration and tears. I undertake modern Joint replacement surgery of hip and knee in patients with advanced arthritis where joint preservation is not possible. I offer total and partial replacement of the joints, including computer navigation and shape-matched surgery.
The ethos of my practice is to provide high quality, patient-centred care while tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, based on the best available evidence, which may include surgical or non-operative treatment.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ali Bajwa at Spire include:
I am a passionate sportsman who spends my life in pursuit of challenges ranging from athletics and climbing through to expeditions. As an athlete I earned the Cambridge Blue for Discus throwing and competed at national and international level. I remain a keen thrower and mountaineer, and my strong sense of adventure recently led me to the magnetic North Pole.